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Slots Revenues Offers ‘Shot in the Arm’ to Maryland Horse Racing

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association credits casino revenues with a revitalization of the state’s horse industry, according to a story from CBS Baltimore. The organization says that the state’s breeding program has successfully offered incentives to horse owners and breeders to continue, and even expand, operations in Maryland. “It’s certainly a much-needed shot in the […]

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‘Tear It Down? Fix It Up?’ Opinions Vary on Pimlico

The Maryland Jockey Club has agreed to renovate both Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, but opinions differ widely on how the renovation funds should be spent. Some, like trainer Doug O’Neill, are concerned to keep the original flavor and history of the track, while others think Pimlico should be razed. “I’ve come to the […]

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Beyer: ‘Maryland racing industry needs to use slot money wisely’

Those involved in the Maryland racing industry have begun to see some noticeable changes for the better recently as the flow of slots revenue begins to help increase purses. The fields at Laurel Park, which began its fall season Sept. 5, have been large and competitive, averaging around nine horses per race. Good stables are […]

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Maryland work group holds meeting to discuss gambling expansion

In Maryland, a work group started by Gov. Martin O’Malley is meeting for the final time to determine if the members can reach a consensus over a plan to expand gambling in the state, reports the Washington Post. Possibilities for expansion include a new casino, probably in Prince George’s County, and table games being added […]

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A bill proposed by Democrat Frank Turner would reduce the percentage of proceeds set aside for slots to go to purses from 5.5% to 2%, capping supplements at $50 million. Of course, this deceit would be easier to take if it were going to a great cause, but instead it is just to increase […]

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By Ray Paulick Halsey Minor thought he would be meeting with MI Developments (MID) chief executive officer Dennis Mills in Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday morning to discuss Minor’s proposed buyout of the company’s $100-million loan to Magna Entertainment (MECA), the financially beleaguered racetrack company that operates Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in […]

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